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The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work by Joe Plumeri

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Principle 2

Show the Way to Grandma’s House

My father instilled in me at a young age that you should always be full of hope and optimism but that hope wasn’t enough. Dreams alone didn’t count for anything. You also needed to articulate a vision that could then carry you forward to fulfilling those hopes and dreams. Hollywood was known as a dream factory: they encouraged people to take a fantasy and dwell on it—I want to be rich! Or, I want to be a major league ball player! Or, I want to be a movie star! That was nice enough for getting people to go to the picture show, but if a yearning like that stayed in the category of hopes and dreams, then it never progressed to the stage of becoming a clear vision. There’s no checking account called the ...

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